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Afklædt versus påklædt og KVInders Korttidshukommelse - RCT (A-KVIK RCT)

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INTRODUCTION: It is common practice after a pelvic exam to ask a woman to put her pants on, before she is given verbal information. We aimed to compare short-term memory in undressed versus dressed women.

METHODS: Thirty-six female Ob/Gyn doctors were randomised to receive verbal information while undressed and still in a lithotomy position, or once dressed again. The primary outcome was the proportion of items recalled from a 20-item list.

RESULTS: We found no significant difference in recall; 58% in dressed women versus 62% in undressed women (p = 0.26).

CONCLUSION: The memory of women is not affected by, whether or not they are dressed.

FUNDING: none.


Translated title of the contributionChristmas article: Please put your pants on - an RCT
Original languageDanish
Article numberV71111
JournalUgeskrift for Læger
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2020

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